Rahul Basharat

  • TISLAMABAD  -    A Christian woman, allegedly abducted, raped and later forcefully converted to Islam, on Monday expressed disappointment regarding provision of justice. Saima Iqbal Maseeh, resident of Iqbal town, Islamabad was allegedly kidnapped from her locality by her Muslim ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Medical professionals providing extra services to public in high-alert situations in hospitals consider it a thankless job as they earn no special reward for their duties from any corner, The Nation learned on Saturday. Shareefa Khatoon is a nurse at Pakistan Institute of Medical Service ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The recycling of wastewater can help save lives of around 250,000 children every year, who suffer illness due to consumption of contaminated water. These views were expressed by Yousaf Riaz, an expert on bio-remediation technology and working on recycling of wastewater for ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Students of Federal Government Home Economics and Management Sciences College are facing immense pressure of possible loss of academic semester, as Quaid-e-Azam University has delayed the exam allegedly due to administrative idleness, The Nation learned on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Contrary to the Federal Ministry of Education’s claims of enrolling above 20 million children in school, the government institutions in capital are refusing admission to students in the fresh academic session, The Nation learnt on Tuesday. The fresh academic session is going to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Weak health infrastructure and non-up-gradation of basic health units have increased the miseries of rural population seeking healthcare, an official said on Monday. The Islamabad district has 50 union councils and its population is considered above 2 million. Around 700,000 people are ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-The city administration following the public complaints has directed all pharmacies to hire qualified pharmacists for retailing of medicines while non-qualified persons will not be allowed to sell medicines to the public, an official informed The Nation on Friday. He said that a large ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-The federal capital hospitals are facing shortage of minimum 2,000 beds to cater the needs of above 2 million people in the region, officials said on Thursday. Officials said that bed capacity of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) was around 1,300; the Federal Government ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Smart phone users expressed their concerns regarding lack of security, privacy and choice over the use of products, a statement said on Thursday.According to a survey conducted by The Network for Consumer Protection to commemorate WCRD, a whopping 83% of the university students said that ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to maintain the travel restrictions on Pakistan as the wild polio virus (WPV) has not been eliminated completely from the country. The WHO took this decision during its Emergency Committee meeting on Tuesday. Meanwhile, head of National ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Women parliamentarians maintained record of consistently surpassing reasonable performance expectations during the year 2018-2019 in parliamentary business, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) said in a report released on Monday. Female lawmakers constitute 20 percent of the Parliament ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Islamabad: Speakers on Monday expressed concerns over possible compromise on quality of education by educational institutions after 20 percent cut in their tuition fees. The speakers including educationists, lawyers and members of the civil society participated in an event titled ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-The polio programme has sought support of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority in removing all anti-polio vaccine content from internet spreading misinformation among public, an official said on Saturday. Prime Minister’s focal person on polio eradication programme has wrote a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-The Senate Special Committee has put its weight behind the Ministry of National Health Services and recommended removal of the third slab of cigarette as it was introduced in contradiction with World Health Organisation tobacco control convention. This was revealed in a special report ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-The ministry of Federal Education on Wednesday felt the absence of Sindh government in 12th inter-provincial education ministers’ conference held to bring all the provinces on the same page in developing uniform education system in the country. It was the second term since the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Higher Education Commission has officially conveyed to ministry of National Health Services that it cannot recognise Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan head’s PhD degree as it was obtained from a non-chartered university, The Nation learned on Tuesday. CEO DRAP Sheikh Akhtar Hussain ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Scholars on Monday opposed Higher Education Commission decision of shifting the Research Travel Grant programme to universities, fearing victimisation by the administrations of higher education institutions while availing the grant in future. The HEC recently updated the information for ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -     The public sector universities are facing financial emergency after the budgetary cut, while government should take measures to restore the funding of universities, Vice Chancellors (VCs) urged on Saturday. In a two-day huddle at the Higher Education ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-The Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) is facing an administrative rift amongst its senior officials as few have declared the ‘Authority’ as illegal and refused obeying its top head orders, officials said on Friday. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) DRAP, Sheikh Akhtar ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The federal capital hospitals have been put on high alert by the government to meet any untoward incident in current security situation, The Nation learned on Thursday. Federal Minister for National Health Services (NHS) has directed the hospital administration of Pakistan Institute of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD-Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has decided to establish model pharmacies in fourteen big cities of the country including federal capital, the official said on Tuesday. The decision of establishing model pharmacies has been taken to ensure the availability of essential ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The early childhood mortality rate in the country still remains a challenge as one child out of fourteen does not survive to celebrate his fifth birthday, Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) revealed on Monday. Fourth DHS 2017-18 was launched here by Ministry of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD -  The fake doctor arrested from Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) was working in the hospital with the joint connivance of two Post Graduate Trainee (PGT) students of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), inquiry report revealed on Saturday. The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -    The doctors, nurses and para-medical staff of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Friday called off their ongoing strike on assurance of Minister for National Health Services to address their concerns on proposed draft of ...

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  • TAround 550,000 TB patients die annually while 165,000 are missed every year in Pakistan”     Government is committed taking all possible measures to implement the international declaration to control Tuberculosis (TB) and tracing the missing cases, speakers said on Wednesday. An ...

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  • TIslamabad  -   The current winter rain spell in the country will likely increase the wheat production this year particularly in central and northern regions, Director General Pakistan Metrological Department Muhammad Riaz told The Nation on Thursday. He said that production of wheat ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The federal city lacks the public sector thalassaemia centre facilities to implement the premarital blood screening for the prevention of hereditary disease in the citizens, The Nation learned on Thursday. Senator Mian Ateeq Muhammad Ateeq Sheikh had tabled a bill at ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Senate standing committee on National Health Services (NHS) on Wednesday disapproving the 15per cent increase in prices of medicine condemned government for bowing before the pressure of pharmaceutical companies. The meeting of the senate standing committee on NHS was held here ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Senate standing committee on National Health Services (NHS) on Wednesday disapproving the 15per cent increase in prices of medicine condemned government for bowing before the pressure of pharmaceutical companies. The meeting of the senate standing committee on NHS was held here ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration misled the Prime Minister (PM) by making the tall claim of resolving Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) land encroachment issue, while the matter on the ground is still pending, officials said on Tuesday.  The administration has ...

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